Make Your Own Felt Dinosaurs

My son is in love with dinosaurs so for our next felt craft project it was natural that we made our own felt dinosaurs. Both of my boys at this age we and still are in love with dinosaurs. My oldest and I spent an entire year on Dinosaurs using the Usborne Encyclopedia and notebooking our way through it. We notebooked our way through the Mesozoic period – the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous period.

I really thought that he’d get tired of dinosaurs but he never tired of dinosaurs. My oldest still asks about what he has to do to become a paleontologist. So we’ll see where that leads.

Check out more fun dinosaur activities kids will love here.

make your own felt dinosaurs

I was told that I had to make a carnivore and herbivore because obviously one has to eat the other. When my son plays with his dinosaur, he has a pretty methodical way about how each one should look. His herbivore can’t have sharp teeth. While my preschooler will pile everything onto her one dinosaur. As many that can fit on there and she has a ball with it.

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What do you need to make felt dinosaurs?

  • scissors
  • black marker – eyes
  • felt sheets – purple, blue, red, yellow, white (teeth, eyes), blue, and orange – really any color you wish
make your own felt dinosaurs

I cut out all different shapes for our dinosaurs in a variety of colors. I had circles, triangles and squares along with stripes and zigzag patterns to decorate our dinosaurs. I used the black marker to color in the eye on the white felt.

My son liked using the triangles as spikes for his dinosaur, the white ones were used for teeth or claws, while my daughter didn’t care where they were placed and piled everything onto hers.

Recommended Dinosaur Books for Kids

These are some of our favorite books, my boys prefer the non-fiction dinosaur books to fiction ones but they have enjoyed a lot of the picture books as well.

What are your children’s favorite dinosaur books?

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?Dinosaurs (Make It Work!, Science)Dinosaurs (Make It Work!, Science)Dinosaurs before Dark – Magic TreehouseDinosaurs before Dark – Magic TreehouseDinosaur! (Knowledge Encyclopedias)Dinosaur! (Knowledge Encyclopedias)Dinotrux Go to School: Level 1 (Passport to Reading Level 1)Dinotrux Go to School: Level 1 (Passport to Reading Level 1)Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible HugTiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug

 

make your own felt dinosaurs

Recommended Dinosaur Activity Kits for Kids

Here are more Dinosaur activity kits from Etsy that you can buy for your little one. Choose what you like between the two: Dinosaur Suncatcher Kit (left) or Dinosaur Mosaic Craft Kit (right). Both are colorful and fun to do!

make your own felt dinosaurs

More Felt Crafts for Kids

Check out the other cool stuff we’ve made with felt as well!

Felt Sandwich, Cookies and Doughnuts

Felt Pizza

Felt board stories: Mo Willems’ Pigeon Books

8 Comments

  1. My stepson is going to love these! How cute! Thanks for linking up with us at Mommy Needs a Timeout Thursday! Hope to see you see again this week. Party starts Wednesday at 8pm EST.
    Lauren
    Twin Tested, Pin Approved

    1. My kids are having a lot of fun with them.

  2. What a fun activity!! I love it. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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